Etisalat has participated at the 5G MENA 2021 Digital Symposium headlining eminent speakers sharing insights on the transforming communication landscape and immense opportunities in the 5G landscape.
The digital symposium took place virtually bringing together telecom representatives, operators, manufacturers and regulators in an effort to address all the stakeholders of the 5G ecosystem.
Hatem Bamatraf, Chief Technology Officer, Etisalat Group gave a keynote address on transforming communications in the MENA region. The main discussion points focused on the changing role of a telco in becoming an enabler of digital transformation.
“Telcos have played a critical role in accelerating growth in the country and across sectors, bringing an advanced network and ground breaking advanced connectivity solutions. During the pandemic and in the new normal the pressing need for vital digital infrastructure and connectivity has increased the necessity to build resilient societies allowing millions of people to work and study from home. With the support of the government and regulators it’s possible to create an ecosystem where telco innovation can be unleashed.”
The other speakers from Etisalat Group included Hani Mohammad Yassin, Senior Director, Technology Strategy; Ayman Magdy Abousenna, Director, 5G networks & Digital Enablers Planning; and Fadi Shannah, Senior Director, Enterprise Sales.
Yassin took part in a panel discussion focusing on ‘Consumer 5G: from devices to FWA and beyond’ while Abousenna headlined a debate on ‘5G and edge unlocking new possibilities in MENA’. Shannah focused on MNO, vertical market and regulatory perspective on the 5G enterprise uptake and timelines in his session.
Etisalat’s successful 5G projects such as Expo 2020, Dubai Police, DMCC smart district services and remote autonomous operation in ports and oil fields were also discussed in detail.